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To ensure that USAID is learning from the implementation of the Program Cycle and filling in knowledge gaps around what can be improved in the current iteration of the Program Cycle Operational Policy, the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) developed a learning agenda. The agenda has five...
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This updated template may be used as the basis for developing an evaluation Statement of Work (SOW). The template is based on an extensive peer review conducted in 2018 following the release of the Evaluation Toolkit in September 2015. It is designed to be used primarily by USAID staff.The template is only available in...
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To help set an activity up for success, we need to design it in such a way that will enable USAID staff and future implementing partners (IPs) to share crucial knowledge, learn from their experience, and adapt their approaches as needed in order to achieve the outcomes sought.
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One of the most important things we can do is infuse CLA consistently and coherently throughout the entire solicitation.
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As you manage your activity, you have a chance to model these practices and to encourage and incentivize them in your implementing partner (IP).
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This Discussion Note shares practical approaches and considerations for designing monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) platforms in Missions. “MEL platforms” refer to the portfolio of institutional support mechanisms designed to build capacity within USAID Missions to collect, analyze, and use high quality data...
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This Discussion Note complements ADS 201 and shares considerations for managing monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) platforms that support Missions to implement the Program Cycle.  Although intended for USAID staff, others may benefit from its recommendations. Increasingly, USAID Missions have established...
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In fiscal year 2016 the State Department Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources (State/F), in concert with stakeholders from State and USAID, updated a series of standard foreign assistance indicators to promote the collection of consistent data across Operating Units. The indicators are mapped to the Foreign...
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Summary report of findings from the 2016 MEL Platforms Assessment
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These resources supplement ADS 201.3.5.7. The first provides an overview of performance indicator requirements and outlines practical steps and considerations for selecting performance indicators. The second provides a set of criteria against which to compare indicators when selecting performance indicators for...
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